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Building demolition at Depot offers free lumber


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Lost Mound Unit, is demolishing deteriorating military buildings at the de-commissioned Savanna Army Depot and is offering the public an opportunity to recycle lumber made in 1919. Recyclers must remove all of the lumber from the building roofs.

There are 12 buildings planned for removal for this summer. Each building roof contains 2,040 square feet of 1”x 6” tongue and groove decking in lengths of 8’,
12’, 14’ and 16’. In addition, there are: 2”x 10”x 14’ rafters (58 per building) and; 2”x 10”x 24’ joists (25 per building). The lumber includes fir, pine and other
varieties.

A similar program was offered in 2012 and over 64,000 square feet of lumber was recycled. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Lost Mound Unit (Site of the Savanna Army Depot) Manager Alan Anderson at 815-541-4608.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats
for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge was established in 1924 and includes 240,000
acres extending 261 miles in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2013
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